An English Channel swim can be all about your own personal goals - and if you'd like to know how a very ordinary swimmer can get caught up in such endeavours, check out this podcast …
(my yarn and other more interesting ocean swimming stuff can also be found on The Pod by Marc West). With this crazy goal in mind I really wanted a super worthwhile charity to support along the way. Caitlin’s story has struck a chord with me, a fellow embryologist; she has spent her career making a difference to so many couples and now has her own beautiful young daughters but now Caitlin is fighting for her life.
Caitlin was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer in January last year. Only two out of every five women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are expected to survive five years from diagnosis. Caitlin has become an amazing advocate for this poor prognosis disease.
Like Caitlin, I want to raise awareness about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, which can include: bloating, feeling full quickly, and constipation. I also want to raise money for much needed research that will make a difference to everyone whose lives are impacted by ovarian cancer.
My swim across the English Channel in September will be for Save the Box, an awareness and fundraising campaign of the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG). With your support, we can raise funds for clinical research that is finding better treatments for women with gynaecological cancers like ovarian cancer.
Please help me, help Caitlin, help every woman by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button, and sharing this page with your friends and family.
Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!